Opening Lecture - 7.30pm 23rd September - Leo Enright - "Pluto, New Horizons, and the Edgeworth (Kuiper) Belt"

Leo Enright
This year's season opener features a return visit to the IAA by well known broadcaster and journalist Leo Enright. The subject will be what is currently the hottest topic in astronomy and space exploration: the amazing pictures returned from the New Horizons probe on its close pass through the Dwarf Planet Pluto's system. The lecture, "Pluto, New Horizons, and the Edgeworth (Kuiper) Belt" includes the Irish connection with Kenneth Edgeworth who proposed the existence of the disc of icy material beyond Neptune some 10 years before Gerard Kuiper!
 
Leo is not only a renowned expert on anything to do with space science, but an excellent and very entertaining speaker as those who have atteneded his recent visits to IAA will know.
 
Doors open about 7.15pm. There is free parking available on the campus in the evenings. Admission Free, including light refreshments. We are located in the Bell Theatre, Department of Mathematics and Physics, QUB - details here......
 
With thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for assistance with this event.